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Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

  There is so much energy in the air I can feel the spirits descending. November 1st is generally referred to as Día De Los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) or Día De Los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels). November 2nd is the actual DÍa De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The past… Continue reading Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

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What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?

Yes, it's that time again...not Halloween, but Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1 and 2nd. I used to hear that celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (DLM)was morbid. But with some understanding of the cultural concept of Dia, it has become quite trendy--a real party. We did not celebrate DLM in my… Continue reading What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?

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The Icons of Day of the Dead

November first begins the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festivities and whose roots can be traced back to indigenous cultures. The Aztecs had a celebration in the ninth month of their calendar with a celebration to their goddess Mictecacihuatl, the Queen or  “Lady of the Dead.”   Souls did not die, they… Continue reading The Icons of Day of the Dead

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10 Must Have Items for Dia De Los Muertos

http://www.latinalista.com Right after the candy and costumes of Halloween, we have the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead (DoD).  This is an ancient tradition which has been reintroduced into the United States in the 1990's.  I am the second generation Mexican American. The DoD celebration was not part of my childhood… Continue reading 10 Must Have Items for Dia De Los Muertos